14 Reasons You Should Start Skateboarding This Year

When you're nowhere near the mountains or the sea, it's just as good as surfing or snowboarding...

1) Skateboarding is not just for kids

More and more women are taking it up in their twenties and thirties. So what you waiting for?

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2) It’s easy to cart a skateboard around…

You don’t need any special gear – just a board and yourself

Photo: Penny Skateboards

3) And most cities have somewhere you can skate

If you’re lucky, your local park will look like this!

Photo: Mpora

4) When you’re nowhere near the mountains or the sea, it’s just as good as surfing or snowboarding…

Photo: Skateboarder Mag

5) It’s a great mode of transport too…

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6) Super smooth tarmac will take on a whole new meaning…


7) Although your knees will look like this…

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8) And you’ll spend most of your time surrounded by teenage boys


9) But there are still a core group of girl skaters out there to hang with

You just need to know where to find them…

Photo: The Bordr

10) Even when you’ve got kids yourself, there’s no excuse for not joining in…

Photo: Encyclopedia of Surfing

11) It’s a great excuse to visit Barcelona and California

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12) And spend your days musing over which deck to buy…


13) Yes, you will hurt yourself over and over again…

Photo: Thrasher Mag

14) But if this little lady can do it, so can you!

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